Your iPhone comes with a handful of default apps, but you may have already started downloading some other ones from the App Store.
There are a lot of useful apps on the device, many of which are free. Once you become comfortable with app installation it’s possible that you may wind up downloading a lot of them.
Some of the apps will be ones that you like and use, while others will be less useful.
But one thing that you may discover is that it becomes difficult to manage your Home screen when you have a lot of apps.
One way around this is to start creating folders and putting apps inside of them.
You can create an app folder on an iPhone 13 by tapping and holding on an app, choosing Edit Home screen, then dragging that app on top of another one that you want to put in the folder. You can then rename the folder, tap outside of it, and choose Done.
Our tutorial below will walk you through how to make a folder on iPhone 13, as well as provide additional tips and information about iPhone folders.
How to Organize Your Apps in Folder on iPhone 13
- Find the apps to put in the folder.
- Tap and hold on one of the apps, then tap Edit Home Screen.
- Drag one app on top of the other app.
- Change the folder name if desired.
- Tap outside of the folder, then tap Done.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to make a folder on iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.
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How to Create App Folders on an iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.3.1. These steps will also work on most other iPhone models and most other recent versions of the iOS operating system.
Step 1: Find one of the apps that you want to put into a folder.
Step 2: Tap and hold on the app icon, then choose Edit Home Screen.
Step 3: Drag the app icon on top of another app that you want to put in the folder.
You will notice the bottom app becomes a grayish color when you have correctly positioned the top app.
Step 4: Change the name of the folder if desired, then tap outside of the folder when you are finished.
You can delete the current folder name by tapping the x next to it.
Step 5: Tap the Done button at the top-right of the screen to exit the Home screen editing mode.
Now that you know how to make a folder on iPhone 13 you will be able to start grouping your apps into folders so that you can find them more easily, or so that you can make more apps accessible from the Home screen.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about making folders on an iPhone.
More Information on How to Make Folders and Group Apps on the iPhone
If you are only doing this because you have too many apps on your phone and you are simply trying to make them easier to find, then you may want to consider using the App Library instead.
If you swipe to the left on your Home screen a bunch of times you will eventually get to the App Library, which is the rightmost Home screen.
Here you will find all of your apps automatically categorized into folders based on the app type. For example, you might have things like Productivity, Social, or Games.
If you want to add more apps to a folder that you have created then you can tap and hold on the app icon, then drag it on top of the folder.
If you want to remove an app from a folder then you can tap and hold on it and drag it back to the Home screen.
If you remove the last app left in a folder then the folder will be deleted once you place that final app in another spot on the Home screen.
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